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Old 26th May 2012
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Default changing the default useragent .. hiding OS identity..

Hi everybody !

Firefox is a cool browser but it's cooler when it comes to those numerous & handy extensions it offers , one of which is The Useragent Switcher.
I once asked how to possibly hide OS ID ,so to speak .. now I can use the firefox-based useragent switcher .. ( you can always check after changing your default useragent via http://whatsmyuseragent.com )
I hope there'll be a similar solution for other browsers (lynx/dillo/links/elinks)
I still feel the need to learn how I can prevent web/ftp/gopher/... servers from detecting my OS identity ..
Well I know I'm a dumb fowl but can any BSD Hawk here convince me that hiding one's OS identity wouldn't somehow help reduce the risk of remote exploitability (if there is one anyway .. OpenBSD rocks I know !! but there are other reasons why one would want that )
(+ yes I'm aware -thanks to ocicat- that security=! anonymy as pointed Schneier ........... )
After all, Don't I have the right to fake a Box in front of the world ?
Any help/hint/comment/reproach is appreciated.
:-) :-)
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